Frankie Teardrop (6:11)

Cover of Suicide

From Suicide and 7 other releases

“Frankie Teardrop” is a song by synthpunk duo Suicide from their debut album “Suicide” released in 1977. “Frankie Teardrop” is one of the songs featured in Nick Hornby’s 2002 book 31 Songs, and appears in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1978 film In a Year of 13 Moons. The song tells the story about man who kills his own family and finally himself. The song was sung by Alan Vega.

Allmusic’s quick review: A ten-minute descent into the soul-crushing existence of a young factory worker, Rev’s tense, repetitive rhythms and Vega’s deadpan delivery and horrifying, almost inhuman screams make the song more literally and poetically political than the work of bands who wore their radical philosophies on their sleeves.

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